At Montana Alpine Adventures, our guiding philosophy is that professionalism, safety, and service come above everything else.

That's why we employ AAA and AMGA-trained guides, and operate with small guest/guide ratios. But guiding isn't only about finding the safest route and deepest snow; it's about sharing experiences, making connections, and ensuring the very best Montana experience possible. From the time you wake to the scent of coffee and bacon in the morning, to the time you drift off to sleep, dreaming of the turns you made that day, the quality of your experience is our top priority. Let our team of friendly, experienced guides and educators show you an amazing time in the mountains.


Drew Pogge

MAA Owner/Lead Guide

  • Level 3 Avalanche

  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR

  • Professional Member, American Avalanche Association (AAA)

  • INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEMS (ICS 100)

Drew has lived and skied in Bozeman for 15 years, and is an editor at Skiing Magazine, and former editor-in-chief of Backcountry Magazine. Ski mountaineering has led him around the world--to the ultra-remote Torngat Mountains in Labrador, the frigid Tombstone Range in the Yukon, the Ecuadorian Andes, Iceland, Alaska (Denali and elsewhere), and all over the continental U.S.--writing and photographing award-winning stories. He enjoys skiing at high altitude, is experienced in glacier travel, and specializes in technical ascents and descents in very remote locations with complicated logistical considerations. His heart lies in Montana, however, and the Tobacco Roots in particular.


Tucker Cunningham

Lead Guide/Educator

  • LEVEL 3 AVALANCHE

  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR

  • American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) ASpirant Ski and Rock Guide

  • Professional Member, American Avalanche Association (AAA)                                            

 

 

Tucker began his career as a skier and guide in the Sierra and Mt. Shasta of California, adventuring and later leading climbs, ski descents and avalanche safety courses. Now a Bozeman-based guide and avalanche educator, Tucker is happiest in the mountains, where he takes pride in empowering others and teaching the skills needed to travel safely. His search for adventure has taken him across the mountain ranges of the western US, Alaska, South America and Europe.


Spencer Jonas

Guide/Educator

  • Level 3 Avalanche

  • Wilderness First Responder/CPR

  • EMT

 Spencer began backcountry skiing in his hometown of Girdwood, Alaska. After embracing the telemark turn, he has skied, competed, traveled and written about the Rocky Mountains, Pacific Northwest, Canada, and Alaska. Spencer spends his summers guiding whitewater in Alaska, California, and Montana, and his winters skiing and guiding in Bozeman. Committed to a life outdoors, the only thing he finds more satisfying than a powder turn is throwing a high five after making a powder turn.


Simon Peterson

Artist-in-Residence

  • Level 1 Avalanche

  • Basic First Aid/CPR

Over the past ten years, Simon has worked as photo editor for for Alpinist, Backcountry Magazine, Telemark Skier, and Outside Bozeman Magazines, and his photography and writing on adventure travel has appeared in dozens of titles. Many of the best photos on this site are Simon's. Skiing and photography have taken him to Europe, Iceland, Alaska, the Yukon, and all over the United States. Simon is available to professionally document your Bell Lake Yurt experience--imagine your trip-of-a-lifetime captured in fine detail by one of the ski industry's most talented photographers. For more information on Simon, visit simonpetersonphotography.com or call MAA at 406-581-5754 to discuss pricing and options.